An Arthritis Game-Changer

Less pain, more activity—without drugs or supplements

With a secret used by top sports stars
and endurance athletes.

           Do you have arthritis pain in your hips, knees, ankles or elbows?

           If so, there’s something that could dramatically reduce your pain and help you do the things you enjoy—exercise, walk, shop, play tennis or golf—with much less discomfort.

           No. I’m not talking about painkillers or pills or supplements. Or any “treatment” you have to endure.

            I’m talking about a very simple and reasonably priced solution that many people never consider.

           You can dramatically cut down on the joint pain you feel when you walk or exercise or play your favorite sport. Without having to take pain pills, or expensive supplements, or have any kind of procedure, such as cortisone injections.

           Top athletes use this secret to perform better and recover faster. This includes everyone from NBA stars, top tennis pros, world-class cyclists, marathon runners, and many others. 

           You don’t even have to see a doctor to use it and…

It Works Like Magic for People Of All Ages

           It works for everyone, young and old, men and women, whether you’ve been active all your life or haven’t exercised in years.

          It can reduce your joint pain when you walk or do chores around the house. You’ll feel less pain and stiffness after an activity. You’ll bounce back faster.

           It can help you continue to do your favorite activities like golf, tennis, walking, hiking, cycling, working out at the gym, yoga, and exercise classes.

           And it could help you avoid a painful and debilitating joint replacement surgery for many years—or for good.

           It really is a “magic” solution for arthritis pain—yet many people never try it.

          In the next few minutes, I’ll show you what this secret is. Why it works. Why it’s used by top athletes as well as ordinary people. And how you can try this arthritis miracle risk free.

So What Is This Magic Secret?

            It’s called compression clothing or “recovery wear.”

            You’ve probably seen compression clothing worn by sports stars in basketball, tennis and other sports.

            The word compression means “to press together”.  And that’s exactly what compression garments do—they “squeeze”.

            The garments are specifically designed to squeeze areas of soft tissue (thigh muscles, calf muscles, and upper body muscles) and joints that can be stressed during a rigorous workout or any athletic activity.

            These flexible, tight-fitting garments help repair soft tissues by immobilizing muscle fibers to decrease swelling. They also help release fluid buildup inside the body.

            They’re usually made of Lycra or spandex that’s woven into the fabric to make a very tight-fitting sleeve garment.

Used for Decades In Medicine…Now In The Sports World

            Doctors have used compression garments since the 1950s to treat circulatory problems such as lymphedema (swelling in the arms or legs), pulmonary embolism (artery blockage in the lungs) and deep vein thrombosis.

            But then doctors wondered…would the same method…squeezing…help healthy people during and after exercise?

           Indeed it did. And by now, there are dozens of scientific studies that show compression garments can help…

Reduce pain…

           Scientific studies on compression knee sleeves show they can significantly reduce arthritis pain. In addition to less pain, knee sleeves help you move better, too.

           That means you feel more comfortable and have less pain when exercising or doing your regular daily activities.

            For example, one randomized clinical trial looked at 74 patients with knee pain. One group did exercises while wearing a compression knee sleeve. They other group did the same exercises without the sleeve. Those wearing the sleeve had a significant reduction in pain.

Improve circulation…which means greater comfort…

            Though it might seem strange, squeezing a joint doesn’t slow down blood flood—it increases it. The compression prevents blood from pooling in the area. This promotes healing and can reduce swelling.

            When your muscles get squeezed underneath the garment, it creates a “muscle pump” that moves fluid and waste materials away from the area.

            This helps your body get rid of lactic acid and other waste materials. Which in turn helps you exercise longer, improves muscle repair, and helps reduce muscle soreness.

Reduce inflammation…

            Fluid can build up inside a joint affected by arthritis. This can cause swelling in the soft tissues surrounding the joint.

           But compression garments can reduce this inflammation and swelling by applying mild pressure to the affected joints.

Give you better stability…

            Let’s face it, your body jiggles! Even if you’re in the best of shape.

            If you’re moving on something soft, such as grass, it may not jiggle that much. But if you’re moving on a hard surface, like a gym floor or sidewalk, it jiggles a lot. And that’s going to create a shockwave that travels through your joints and muscles.

            The more you can cut down on this jiggle, the less shock to your muscles and joints. And the faster your muscles and joints can recover.

            Compression garments keep your muscles tightly in place (stabilized). They cut down on the jiggle. They also make you more aware of how your body is moving. Which can help you perform better and use less energy.

Reduce delayed muscle soreness (DOMS)…

             Compression garments can also reduce the aches and pains you feel in your muscles a day or two after exercising.

            In one study published in the Journal of Sport Sciences, 13 out of 14 runners had less pain after completing a 10k run.

In another study, French researchers found a 28% reduction in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in people wearing compression gear.

            It’s kind of like a “no hands massage” for your sore muscles and joints. One that helps flush out exercise-related waste products and heal tired muscles.

Reduce risk of injury…

           Every time you move or exercise, it can create tiny tears in your muscle fibers.

           Compression gear can reduce the amount of this “micro damage” to your muscles. By providing extra support to your muscles and joints, compression gear can help prevent injuries similar to how Ace bandages and other strapping works.

            Compression garments also reduce the among of damage that occurs in muscles when they shake on impact—helping to prevent injuries.

Perform better and have more endurance…

            Researchers have found that compression clothing helps with performance and endurance. Whether you’re an athlete or not.

           In one study, cyclists who wore compression shorts recovered faster and had far greater power output than those using a placebo.

          In another study, runners had better performance and endurance and less muscle pain than runners in regular tights.

          The jury is still out on whether compression garments improve athletic performance in every activity. But I can say this from first-hand experience: they give you more confidence to move, especially if you’re “favoring” a joint and afraid to put pressure on it.

            But where compression garments really shine is…

Recover faster from exercise…

           Compression works like a low-level massage. It puts pressure on your muscles to minimize muscle soreness. Compression garments also raise the temperature of your skin and muscles to increase blood flood and improve healing—almost like heat therapy.

             When researchers looked at compression clothing for recovery, they found it led to less muscle swelling and muscle pain, less lactic acid and rise in body temperature. Which all helps in the recovery process.

            All in all, a review of more than 30 studies show that compression clothing helps with sports performance and recovery.

           I have hip arthritis. I was turned on to compression shorts by a top orthopedic surgeon who also happens to be a national tennis champion, Dr. Erin Boynton of Toronto. It was one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received.

          They’re like “magic pants.” They compress my hips and thigh muscles to the point where I can move and push off with confidence. I also have much less pain and shorter recovery time after playing matches.

           I personally use a medical grade brand of compression shorts called Bioskin. Bioskin makes compression garments for hips, knees and elbows, too. 

Great for Airplane Trips and Long Drives

           When it comes to long airplane trips or driving, people tend to focus on neck pillows. But the real hero could be compression socks.

             That’s because when you sit on an airplane or in a car for a long time, blood can pool in your feet and ankles and cause them to swell. But compression socks stave off that swelling by applying a slight pressure to your legs to help the blood flow.

All Without Side-Effects!

            Unlike pain pills, there are no side effects to wearing compression garments.

            No need to worry about damaging your stomach or any of the other side effects of NSAID drugs, such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, headaches, dizziness, allergic reactions or liver or kidney damage.

             Which shouldn’t surprise you…because compression is one of the “Big Four” methods for treating inflammation and injuries.

           If you’ve ever sprained an ankle or injured any other joint, chances are your doctor told you to use Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (R.I.C.E.). It’s a proven method to reduce pain, swelling and speed up healing.

No Wonder the World’s Top Athletes

Swear by Compression

To Fight Aches and Pains

            If you watch an NBA basketball game, you’ll likely see compression elbow sleeves and compression shorts on many of the league’s top players. This includes LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Demar Derozen, Kevin Durant and others.

            Top golfer Rory McIlroy wears them. So do tennis stars Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Bob and Mike Bryan and many more.

So Why Haven’t You Tried Them Yet?

            Maybe you’ve heard about compression clothing but didn’t think it applied to injuries like arthritis. But that’s not the case.

           Or maybe your doctor never thought to mention it to you. When you see a conventional doctor for arthritis, he’ll check out the range of motion in your sore joint. Then he’ll order some x-rays.

            When the x-rays come back showing you’ve got arthritis, the response from your doctor will be pretty predictable. Chances are, he’ll just tell you to take over-the-counter pain relievers like Advil® or Aleve® or Tyleno®l.  He’ll tell you to avoid activities that cause you pain (great news if you love to play golf or any other sport, right?).

           He may write you a prescription for an even stronger pain reliever.  Maybe he’ll warn you about the side-effects of these prescription pain relievers, such as stomach ulcers and liver damage.

           Oh, and then he’ll give you the good news. “There’s nothing we can do for you other than joint replacement surgery.”

            So there you have it. You’re stuck with a whopping big load of pain pills until you can’t take the pain any longer. Then you head off to the hospital for surgery and months of painful rehab.

            And even that doesn’t guarantee you’ll be pain free! Because as many as 1 in 5 people who have joint replacement surgery still have pain afterwards!

           But what if you could avoid all the pills and surgery?

            Well now you can. Now you can minimize the wear and tear on your achy joints. Dramatically reduce your pain. And possibly prevent future damage.

           Why wait? When this is so easy and affordable?

Don’t Take My Word for It. 

Listen to What These Top Performers Say…

“[Compression clothing] help my performance in the simple fact that I’m able to recover from game to game, and I am able to get back to feeling great before the [next] game starts.”

–  LeBron James

    NBA Superstar

“Compression garments support the race, training stress and recovery in my day-to-day life.”

– International triathlete Kimberley Morrison

“My physical trainer and my surgeon suggested the use of compression. I feel swollen and restricted in my knee joints when I forget to wear it for long periods of time; I always feel much more mobile when I wear it.”

– Larisa Yurkiw

  Alpine skier and Sochi Olympic athlete


You’ll Feel the Difference—INSTANTLY

           You will feel the difference the moment you put on your compression garment.

           You’ll feel the snugness and comfort of having your muscles and joint squeezed tightly. It’s a nice reassuring “hug” around your sore joints that instantly makes you feel better and more secure. You’ll feel like you can move easier, without worrying about a sudden jab of pain.

            You almost feel superhuman. That’s why I jokingly refer to my compression shorts as my “magic pants.” They make me feel stronger, healthier and younger.

            Don’t be in a rush to take them off, either. Because research shows that when you wear them for a few hours after exercising, it gives you significant relief from muscle swelling and fatigue.

So What Joint Is Giving You Pain?

           I urge you to try a top-quality compression garment for your particular joint pain today.

            It’s important to find the right compression garment and the right size. And remember, it might feel a bit strange at first, but you’ll get used to it quickly.

             Compression garments should feel like a tight squeeze, but should not be painful to wear or move around in.

Don’t Settle for Drugstore Quality Compression!

             The cheaper compression garments such as those advertised on TV or sold in drugstores probably won’t give you enough compression to make a difference. You’ll be wasting your money and not getting the medical-grade support, pain relief and recovery you want from a compression garment.

             Here are some of top-quality brands I recommend:

For Your Knees:

Bauerfeind is a top-rated European company that makes the official knee sport sleeve endorsed by the NBA. They’re also the compression gear of choice for other sports stars.

Bioskin makes a sleek, medical-grade compression sleeve to support your knees that’s designed for osteoarthritis and knee pain.

For Your Hips:

I use compression shorts made by Bioskin for competitive tennis. They really fit snugly and provide high-level compression for both hips, which helps with movement and recovery afterwards.

Hockey players are known to wear compression shorts to minimize injury and speed recovery. The McDavid Super Cross Compression short mimics the taping patterns used by trainers to give you effective hip support.

For Your Elbows:

The Nordic Lifting Elbow Compression Sleeve is designed for all-day comfort. This makes it a good choice for people living with chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, overuse or other conditions.

And I’d recommend Bioskin for their Hypoallergenic Elbow Compression Sleeve. BioSkin offers serious compression to help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and support for arthritis, tendonitis, Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow.

For Your Ankles:

The Bauerfeind Sports Ankle Compression Sleeve will give you medical-grade compression for increased stabilization, comfort and freedom of movement.

Bioskin also makes a high compression ankle brace for reducing swelling, recovery, and improved range of motion.

For Your Shoulders:

SYOSIN makes a shoulder compression sleeve with additional supports for rotator cuff and shoulder injury protection.

Kino Strong makes an affordable shoulder compression sleeve for rotator cuff, AC joint and other shoulder pains. It can be worn all day under your clothing for support.

For Your Hands:

           If you have arthritis in your fingers, you may want to consider a compression glove. These “arthritis gloves” apply compression over the small joints of the hand and fingers to help relieve pain and improve motion. Some brands to consider are:

IMAK Compression Arthritis Gloves for Rheumatoid & Osteoarthritis. The unique design of the IMAK Arthritis Gloves provides mild compression for warmth and helps increase circulation, which ultimately reduces pain and promotes healing

Doctor-developed compression gloves for arthritis—which include a handbook. These gloves were specially designed to help relieve arthritis, swelling, Raynauds Disease and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Copper Heal Arthritis Compression Gloves that are designed to work for rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel, repetitive stress and tendonitis.

And for Your Feet – On Airplanes or Driving Trips:

There’s nothing better than Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks for men and women that offer 20-30 mmHg level compression. Other notable brands include Iseasoo and Levsox (which come in attractive designs that don’t look “medical” yet provide 20-30 mmHg of compression support).

             Keep in mind that these compression socks are longer (higher) than most socks you wear, in order to push tired blood back up to your heart for re-oxygenation.

A Word on Sizing…

             Follow the sizing charts provided by online merchants. If you’re in doubt, order two sizes and simply keep the one that fits best and return the other.

            Properly fitting compression stockings and arm sleeves will feel snug at first. It may take you a few wearings to adjust to the pressure. It’s okay to begin wearing your compression garment gradually. Try wearing it for just a few hours. Then, increase the number of hours you wear it until you can wear it comfortably all day.

Now You Have A Choice…

           You can keep doing what you’re doing. And hope things will get better…

            But chances are without the right attention, your arthritis pain is only going to get worse.

              You can mask the symptoms with pain pills. But that’s not going to do anything to SUPPORT your joints better. Or allow you to keep exercising, which is so important for healthy joints. Or help you reduce inflammation and recover faster when you do exert yourself.

            Compression gear is a simple, affordable, drug-free answer. One that research shows can have an immediate, positive effect on how you feel, how you move, and how you heal.

And the Effects Are INSTANT!

You will feel the difference the moment you slip on a high-quality compression garment. You’ll feel the snug comfort and reassuring warmth of the garment and how you can move more confidently.

              You won’t be afraid to move anymore. Instead, you’ll feel eager to get out there and exercise. You’ll feel confident you can run, bend, stretch and work out again like you did 10 or 20 years ago.

            And you’ll feel the difference afterwards, too. You’ll feel less achy, less tender, and chances are, you won’t feel as stiff in the hours afterward or the next day.

Because “Exercise Is The Best Medicine” for Arthritis

            Taking a walk on most days of the week can actually ease arthritis pain and improve other symptoms

            Walking is good for you if you have arthritis. You will also benefit from low-impact exercise such as cycling, an elliptical machine, strength training, water-based exercises, and balance therapy.

           In fact, “if exercise was a newly developed medicine, it would be a blockbuster!” says Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, associate professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

            Even the Arthritis Foundation says exercise is “the most effective non-drug treatment for reducing pain and improving movement in patients with osteoarthritis.”

            So anything that helps you be more active and keeps your joints moving is a smart idea, right?

Just Imagine How Much Better You Will Feel…

           What if you could dramatically reduce your arthritis pain. And quite possibly save yourself from painful knee or hip replacement (and a lifetime of dangerous pain medications)?

           Even if it only reduced your arthritis pain by 50%…wouldn’t that be worth it? It might be enough to help you enjoy your favorite activities like walking, working out at the gym, playing golf or tennis or dancing.

            And it might be enough to postpone or avoid having to go through the horror of a joint replacement operation. And the miserable pain and rehab that you have to suffer afterward.

           Wouldn’t that be worth the investment in something so simple and effective?

            That’s why I urge you to click on the links above and test out what a compression garment can do for your arthritis pain.

            If it doesn’t work for you, you can simply return it! But if it does work, you’ll remember this day when everything changed. When you felt hopeful about the future and excited about being active and involved, just like when you were younger.

          And won’t that be a great feeling!

          To Your Health,

          Barnaby Kalan

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If you’re still reading this, you may have a few questions:

How much compression should I use?”

There are several levels of compression, which are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg):

Mild compression: 8-15 mmHg

Moderate compression: 15-20 mmHg

Firm compression: 20-30 mmHg

Mild compression is what you might get from popular store-bought compression garments. These garments may look nice, but chances are they won’t give you enough compression to make a difference with your arthritis pain.

Medium compression (15-20 mmHg) may provide relief from aches and pains in your muscles or joints. It may also be a good choice for compression socks to improve circulation when you’re travelling.

Firm compression (20 to 30 mmHg) starts to give you medical-level compression that can make a real difference with your joint pain.

“What if I don’t like it or it doesn’t fit?”

You can get a refund or exchange thanks to Amazon’s trustworthy customer service program.

“What if I’m overweight?”

Look carefully at the sizing chart for each garment and choose the one that’s closest to your size. If you’re not sure what size to order, choose the two sizes closest to your measurements, keep the one that fits best and return the other.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace recommendations or advice from physicians or other health care providers. Rather, it is intended to help you make informed decisions about your health, understand alternative approaches to better health, and cooperate with your health care provider in a joint quest for optimal wellness. If you suspect you have a medical problem, we urge you to seek medical attention from a competent health care provider.

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